IX Ranch is a Model Multigenerational Montana Ranch

which produces exceptional quality livestock. IX Ranch is dedicated to long-term value creation for our shareholders, management, employees, and customers. Enlightened utilization and conservation of natural resources and superior economic returns are the primary bench marks of accomplishments.

Learn More

Eagle Creek

The Eagle Creek ranch is located 18 miles southeast of Big Sandy on the Warrick Road. This part of the ranch is more mountainous as it sits up against the southeastern edge of the Bear Paw mountain range. Aspen groves and Evergreen Trees are abundant here. Range grasses include most species of Wheat Grass, Blue Grama, and Timothy.

Learn More


The NL ranch is located 30 miles southeast of Big Sandy on the Cow Island Trail. This ranch was added to the operation in 1969 and is home to over 400 cow/calf pairs during the spring, summer and fall. During the winter months, the ranch utilizes the NL to pasture and feed 1,000 mother cows.

Learn More


The Seifert ranch is located 24 miles south of Big Sandy off of Highway 236. Over 400 cows are calved here every spring as well as the feeding of 450 three-year olds and 500 older cows during the winter months. A 400 acre center pivot produces cereal grains and alfalfa as part of the ranch's crop rotation plan.

Learn More


The Whitcraft ranch, located 5 miles southeast of Big Sandy is the hub of all ranch operations. The majority of all shipping, calving, weaning, testing and hay production takes place here. Owner and Vice President, Richard Roth, his two children Jessica and Ryan along with Todd Amsbaugh, COO of the West Division and his wife Paula reside at the Whitcraft.

Learn More

Branding 2015

Apr 24 2015

Posted In: News | By: Rich Roth

Calving is nearly over and that means branding has just begun.  With over 3,000 head to brand each year it is important to have a good crew and a good plan.  Part of the plan requires that all employees are BQA certified.  Stress plays a major roll in efficacy of vaccines, growth and breed back…all […]

Spring has Sprung!

Mar 23 2015

Posted In: News | By: Rich Roth

With over 3200 mother cows to calve this spring we are well on our way.  The first calf heifers, which make up 15% of the overall cow herd, are over 2/3 done calving while the remaining old cow group has just begun.  The Whitcraft location has a little under 1500 head of cows including 450 […]

2015 National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) Convention

Feb 07 2015

Posted In: News | By: Rich Roth

Ranch Vice President Richard Roth attended the NCBA annual convention and trade show in San Antonio, TX February 4-7.  Nearly 8,300 cattlemen and women from around the country and world were in attendance at this years event.  Seminars including the 2015 and beyond outlook on the cattle industry which was presented by Cattle Fax and […]

Winter Wonderland

Jan 27 2015

Posted In: News | By: Rich Roth

It really doesn’t matter what the weather is like outside, when you own livestock, you better be ready to take care of them.   Winter means ensuring proper nutrition and adequate feed, shelter and water. We figure it takes 1 ton of hay per animal to get them from January 1 to April 1.  On […]

Shipping Heifer Calves

Jan 10 2015

Posted In: News | By: Rich Roth

For the first time ever, the ranch sold all but 600 replacement quality heifer calves in January 2015.  As markets for feeder calves remain strong and the country beef herd continues its downward trend, IX Ranch management is looking for ways to “grow the factory”, in other words grow its cow herd.  By pulling calves […]

Livestock For Sale

Each year we offer a selection of steer calves and yearling heifers from a long line of cows that date back to the mid 50’s when the ranch was 100% Hereford. Through the decades the ranch has adapted to the changing markets by taking advantage of genetics to improve heterosis and performance. Today the ranch’s cow herd is nearly 50% Black Angus and the offspring produced are both black and red in color.

View Livestock Available

Big Sandy, Montana